Here are highlights from our musical performance of a special commission in association with The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts which took place on Wednesday 6 April, 7pm at the Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, School of Oriental and African Studies.
In this performance, Love was celebrated through its many stages of union, separation, quarrels, and reconciliation with unmitigated passion. This was a unique concert which weaved the theme of Love through Indian music, storytelling and art. Dr Vayu Naidu offered enthralling storytelling, inspired by Indic folk and epic literatures which were illustrated by a vibrant collection of Pahari and Rajasthani Miniature Paintings from some of the most prestigious galleries in the world including the National Museum, New Delhi, the British Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Meeta Pandit gave a mesmerising selection of Hindustani lyrics accompanied by powerful music from Sanju Sahai on tabla, Rekesh Chauhan on harmonium and Mitel Purohit on dholak, Darshana Vora and Dipti Vyas on tanpura.
If you would like to find out more about Pahari miniature painting, view our video from The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts’ course supported by the Bagri Foundation on Landscape in Guler-Kangra Pahari Painting.